Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Monroe 1 BOCES Celebrates 2013 Graduates

Monroe 1GEDGraduation Bishop Davis 7-31-13
On July 31st, 25 adults participated in the 2013 GED® Graduation ceremony at the West Irondequoit High School Auditorium. These adult students recently completed classroom instruction to gain the skills necessary to receive a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma.
Overall, 67 adults successfully completed the program and 25 were able to participate in the graduation ceremony. Congratulations to all!
The guest speaker was Bishop Willie F. Davis, Jr., International presiding prelate and Bishop of the Great Commission Worldwide Fellowship of Churches and Ministries International, and the assistant to the President & CEO of FIGHT Village in Rochester. Willie has opened up classrooms at FIGHT Village in order to serve his community and prepare students for their diploma initially, and training or college as the next step to becoming self-sufficient citizens.

The 2013 Adult GED® class expressed, "Thank you to our teachers, counselors and support staff at Monroe #1 BOCES for helping us be successful. Your encouragement and assistance really made a difference and we will be forever grateful."
BOCES 1 Adult GED® teachers prepare students to earn their High School Equivalency diploma at several locations, including: the Depot Plaza in Rochester, the Foreman Center in Fairport, FIGHT Village in Rochester, and the Monroe County Correctional Facility.
Adult Education staff participating in the graduation celebration included: counselor, Amy Burmeister; and teachers, Lisa Mazur, Kathy Barrett, Sandi Ben-Dov, Illienne Martin, Marsha Bernstein, and Lynette Reeb.

Note: As of January 1, 2014, the GED® test will no longer be offered in New York State as a pathway to earning the High School Equivalency diploma.

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